I guess I'm not quite done

I guess I'm not quite done

PostBy: Stngllhm On: Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:27 am

Stove has been out for two weeks because its been in the 60s but for the next week it's saying 40s so I relit the stove I can't remember a time before when I looked forward to giving myself more work morning and night but I am happy to have it fired up now
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Stove/Furnace Make: US Stove
Stove/Furnace Model: Hot Blast 1557m

Re: I guess I'm not quite done

PostBy: stovepipemike On: Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:36 pm

I for one go into a slight period of mourning when the coal flame is extinguished. It seems as if I have lost a friend.The care and attention I give to it in the cool months add to my day. Sounds silly but true. Of course the bedrock of this stove/boiler appreciation is the fact that it saves me about $1800. per year.Now that I think about it, I have to say that when the boiler is off what I really miss the most is not saving money around the clock. :D Mike
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KAA-2

Re: I guess I'm not quite done

PostBy: Lightning On: Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:26 pm

OH I know.... THe day the coal fire goes cold for the season is indeed a sad day. Its like saying good bye to a good friend till 6 months later when its time again :( ... I enjoy tending to my furnace all winter long. There is a meaningful satisfaction burning coal 8-) ... last fall I watched and waited for the first cold spell at the end of October to fire her up, like a kid at Christmas. Its nice to get a break from it thru summer, so I can work on other coal related projects. This year I wanna build an outside bin that pours coal in thru the basement wall.. :lol: I'm constantly thinking of ways to improve my coal burning experience!
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

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Re: I guess I'm not quite done

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:04 am

I'm running low on coal. I've got maybe 15 bags of Nut left and 20 pea. It's still too cold to switch to pea. I'll probably make a coal run to American in a few weeks.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: I guess I'm not quite done

PostBy: Freddy On: Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:47 am

Shut down? We had seven degrees last night!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: I guess I'm not quite done

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:45 am

Freddy wrote:Shut down? We had seven degrees last night!


Not that chilly but darn it, im tired of the teens. I had about 20 @ 6 am. Im ready to retire the fire for the season and clean up the basement. Nice hot basement in the winter and nice and cool in the summer. Some co-workers have been flown down to Albany GA to help another plant. They sent me a couple photos on their days off with a rather large cooler full of ice and... well Im already frothin' at the chops. :beer:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Anthracite

Re: I guess I'm not quite done

PostBy: whistlenut On: Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:06 am

Hey, set yourselves up to burn 24/7-365. Here is a new one for ya: Pex piping in the garden greenhouse.....warm soil as long as you want, as early as you want, as late as you want. Freddy will have a Hydroponics setup mind anyway.

This cuts back on the 'separation anxiety' for those who morn the fringe and summer season or coal burning. It also should help those who are thinking about a boiler to JUMP off the fence and DO IT! Lots of years of heated walkways, patios, difficult drainage areas thawed all winter because of the coal boilers I have had........

No way is 'spring' here, single digits for a few nights to come, cool days......don't be too hasty. I know the supply is getting low, especially compared to last winter, but I don't follow the degree day calender, and that says we have had a much greater demand. :idea: :sick: :roll: :shock:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska,Gibraltor,Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck,Pea,Nut&Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB

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